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Private Douro River Sailing Cruise provided by Mar Douro

Private Douro River Sailing Cruise

Private Douro River Sailing Cruise
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Recommended by 97% of travellers
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 65386P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Captain, Fuel, Insurance
  • Bottled water
  • Port wine tasting
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Porto, Portugal Douro Marina (Afurada)  Rua da Praia, 430 - Deck C  4400-554 Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Douro Marina (Afurada)  Rua da Praia, 430 - Deck C  4400-554 Vila Nova de Gaia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Private boat up to 10 people
  • Wear clothes appropriate for the season as well as sport shoes (no high-heeled shoes allowed on the boat)
  • Please note: Private sailing cruise means that the boat is booked only for you
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Captain, Fuel, Insurance
  • Bottled water
  • Port wine tasting
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Porto, Portugal Douro Marina (Afurada)  Rua da Praia, 430 - Deck C  4400-554 Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Douro Marina (Afurada)  Rua da Praia, 430 - Deck C  4400-554 Vila Nova de Gaia
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Private boat up to 10 people
  • Wear clothes appropriate for the season as well as sport shoes (no high-heeled shoes allowed on the boat)
  • Please note: Private sailing cruise means that the boat is booked only for you
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Douro River
    Stop: 2 hours
    On this 2-hour Douro river private sailing cruise you’ll experience a different Porto on the water. The meeting point is at Douro Marina in front Deck C and then you’ll board on the Argonauta. Once sailing on the water, you’ll enjoy the most breathtaking views of Douro river estuary and Porto city, whilst getting a running commentary of famous sites (Arrábida bridge, Dom Luís I bridge, Ribeira, cellars etc). Your 2-hour cruise concludes at Douro Marina situated in the picturesque fishing community called St. Peter of Afurada, here, you can continue visiting this parish at your leisure and own expense. Bring your camera, your sunglasses, some sunscreen, and don't forget to bring a Bluetooth device loaded with your favourite music. You're welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy along the way! • Enjoy a relaxing private sailing cruise along Porto's beautiful Douro river • Captain services included • Fuel and insurance includedPlease note: Private sailing cruise means that the boat is booked only for you
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    Pass by
    Ponte da Arrabida
    Igreja da Confraria das Almas do Corpo Santo de Massarelos
    Alfandega Porto Congress Centre
    Cais De Gaia
    Ponte de Dom Luis I
    Ribeira Square
    São Pedro da Afurada
    Reserva Natural Estuario do Douro
    Molhe e Farolim de Felgueiras
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Heidi B
Amarillo, TX180 contributions
This river cruise with Raul was PERFECTION!! The port tasting was lovely! He gave all three of us a generous pour of white, ruby, and tawny. The knowledge that he shared of both Porto and Gaia were wonderful! The boat is so beautiful once you board and let Raul enthusiastically describe the mahogany cabin and so many other features. It is the perfect vessel for the time on the water while sipping fantastic port! He even let both my husband and son take turns at steering. We would recommend this tour to anyone and will definitely return if we visit again!
Written 7 May 2022
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Tamer K
4 contributions
Couples
We celebrated my wife’s birthday in Porto & thought a river sailing cruise sounded fun, but Raul and Jaime far exceeded our expectations. Raul was extremely knowledgeable and kind. The love for his city was infectious. The boat was beautiful, port tasting was fantastic and the only way Porto could be more beautiful is to see it from the water. Highly highly highly recommend.
Written 22 May 2021
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stuebez
Liverpool, UK34 contributions
We were looking for a last minute river cruise and came across the Mar Douro which had some great reviews. We were able to book in the morning for an afternoon trip and were greeted by Raul at the pier at the agreed time. Raul was the perfect host and was friendly and welcoming. We had the most relaxing 2 hours on the river. Raul talked us through the sights as we travelled along the river and we had three different types of port wine which tasted great. Highly recommend this trip!
Written 1 August 2022
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Laura H
1 contribution
Friends
Our time with Raul made our short stay in Porto absolutely magical. He was a wealth of knowledge, was kind, fun, and an enthusiastic photographer. It felt like hanging out with a wonderful new friend who happens to be excellent at sailing!
Written 4 July 2022
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luv2rtravel
New Orleans47 contributions
Couples
Passed on all the touristy packed boats floating up and down the Douro and opted for this private (4 of us) sailboat cruise with Raul and his assistant Carlos. Absolutely the best idea we had on our trip to Porto. Raul could not have been more engaging and knowledgeable about all the sights along the river. Oh, and did I mention he kept serving up Port wines, all kinds of port wines. Two wonderful, relaxing and interesting hours floating on the river taking in the beauty of Porto. Raul even walked us to his favorite restaurant after the cruise where on his recommendation we had a fabulous lunch. Book this boat cruise, less than 100 euro per person and worth the price at twice that number.
Written 25 June 2019
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DeeofYork
1 contribution
Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our personal trip on the Duoro river with Raul and his colleague Carlos. The boat sails from Duoro Marina, a little way out of town but we took an Uber and it only cost us about €4 from Ponte Luis to the marina to meet the boat. Raul and Carlos were friendly and informative about life in Portugal and the history of Porto, we learnt some interesting facts. The boat is a lovely place to spend a few hours, seeing Porto up close from the river and sampling some delicious port. Even if you've seen the city from both banks of the river this gives a different and nicer perspective. Raul also took some great photos of us on his camera for souvenirs and sent them to us later, we didn't expect that and it was a nice gesture. I wish we'd booked for a longer trip as we had such a nice time.
Written 12 July 2019
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Margaret S
1 contribution
Friends
I highly recommend Private River Douro Sailing Cruise. The crew was exceptional, knowledgeable and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend for a relaxing alternative to viewing the city by foot. I also enjoyed the port wine - what a nice treat!!
Written 11 July 2019
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Laughingbooger
29 contributions
Couples
We went with Raul Dores
Best investment. The boat was great and the cruise itself ensures all the best views from the river.
Wine was served and a history and geography lesson was extremely helpful.
Loved Raul and highly recommend him for any tour you need
Written 15 April 2019
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Alex Z
1 contribution
Couples
I can't think of a more relaxed and laidback way to see the beautiful banks of Douro. Raul was very accommodating in our last minute changes, and he's also an excellent guide and photographer! We look forward to coming back in the near future.
Written 8 September 2018
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Kelsey S
Madison, WI3 contributions
Couples
This was a very peaceful trip down the Douro River away from the crowds of the large group tours. The view of Porto was amazingly beautiful and is definitely a perspective you need to experience by boat! Raul was very accommodating throughout the trip, highly recommend!
Written 6 August 2018
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Global626566
Global626566
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A perfect experience in Porto!
Raul curated the most perfect day sailing in Porto! The entire experience was top-notch and worth every penny and m
suecswenson
suecswenson
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Best part of our trip...
Raul welcomed us onto his boat for the afternoon. He prepared a fantastic selection of local cheeses, meats, bread
Migrant10
Migrant10
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Port in Porto!
Like all the other 56 "5 star reviews" we had a splendid time aboard the Agronauta with Capitan Raul and First Mae
allissone
allissone
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Highly recommend, great relaxing tour
Loved our 2 hour sailing tour of Porto. It was a great way to spend an afternoon in this beautiful city. Raul was a
Belizetraveler33
Belizetraveler33
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Amazing way to experience Porto!
Raul was an incredible guide and we had an amazing time! My 3 friends and I enjoyed the historical and geographical
litteloike2
litteloike2
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Very nice sailing tour!
We had an amazing time on the boat celebrating our dad‘s 60st birthday. Raul and his mate were very friendly!! We w
lrutgers
lrutgers
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Great Boat trip on the Douro
We had a magnificent halfday on the Mar Douro! Raoul is a perfect host, telling us about the history of Porto en ni
Krissy C
Krissy C
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Amazing
Great tour, excellent hosts. Perfect boat ride for a toddler (2.5yo) Great snacks and conversation. Highly recommen
Nkd_Ninja
Nkd_Ninja
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Otimo! Excellent
We had a great time. Very accommodating to a family with a small kiddo! Foi ótimo muito bom para uma família com
annpdx
annpdx
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Fantastic time
We booked a last minute boat trip with Raul and had an amazing time. It was only us and 2 other people who were qui
Chicagogirl011
Chicagogirl011
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We felt like we were on a boat with friends!
Do not miss the opportunity to go on a private cruise with Raul and Carlos. It was surprisingly affordable and wort
Carrie F
Carrie F
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Sailing: Another Bucket List Item Checked!
I can't speak highly enough of Raul, the Captain & Carlos his first mate. Raul is a very attentive host. The sunse
Heike L
Heike L
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An amazing trip!
We were sooo lucky to spent a wonderful evening aboard Argonauta with an amazing sunset on the ocean. Even the sea
emilythemonkey
emilythemonkey
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Amazing private cruise on the river Douro
This trip down the Douro river really couldn't have been any better! My wife and I took her parents to Porto for a
Seres L
Seres L
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Raul is amazing!
We were very lucky that the small group tour ended up being just my fiance and I. Raul and his assistant, Carlos, w
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